“The Tale Of Two Brains” (Ephesians 3:17 Devo)

"...that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."  Ephesians 3:17-19   Here's my rendition of the … Continue reading “The Tale Of Two Brains” (Ephesians 3:17 Devo)

What Is Love pt. 6 (Notes)

What Is Love?! Baby, Don't Hurt Me  Obviously, we are having some fun with that title... But we've been asking the question, "What is love?!" 1 Corinthians 13:4-7  Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and … Continue reading What Is Love pt. 6 (Notes)

The 3 “R”s Of Receiving From God

God has prepared an unique process to mold you in His love. Here's 3 "R"s to receive more from Him, as you walk upon this path. Last week, I shared a little from my journey into facing my issues and learning to receive love from God. (Click here to read it.) My behaviors were extreme, … Continue reading The 3 “R”s Of Receiving From God

Update & “Letting God Love You” [Video]

(New logo for our Fall group for Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida) I'm excited because starting on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, Christina and I will be starting a group for my church in Jacksonville, Florida. The group is called "What Is Love?! Baby, Don't Hurt Me". It will be one of the break-out sessions at … Continue reading Update & “Letting God Love You” [Video]

“Letting God Love You” – Highlights and Sermon Notes From Gainesville

(Facebook Graphic shared by Victory Church of Gainesville) This past weekend my wife and I had the opportunity to minster at the church I was "raised" in. God did great things! I spoke at the morning service, then we helped with the evening Deeper Service, Christina hoping on the keys and me praying for people. … Continue reading “Letting God Love You” – Highlights and Sermon Notes From Gainesville

The Cure for Being Judgmental

  Have you ever just felt "judgy"? I'll never forget a young woman coming up to me after a message, her freckled face beaming from ear to ear. She said: "Pastor AJ, God has been convicting me and helping me with my attitude---I've been feeling so "judgy" lately!" Her heart for God made me smile … Continue reading The Cure for Being Judgmental

Why I’d Rather be Wanted than Needed

As a college pastor in Gainesville, Florida, I once had the privilege of hosting a missionary, known as Uncle Charlie. This man was remarkable---he had comforted dying street children in his arms and washed the feet of real, modern-day lepers. Under communism in Vietnam, he had embraced the dangerous call to smuggle Bibles into the … Continue reading Why I’d Rather be Wanted than Needed

A Declaration of Independence

Today, we celebrate America’s independence. We take time and remember that on this day, July 4th, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our founding fathers adopted the United States Declaration of Independence. With this beautifully-penned document, they declared themselves free from the control of Great Britain---what they saw as a tyrannical, oppressive outside force. They wrote, “We … Continue reading A Declaration of Independence